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Italeri 1422 1/72 US Navy Fighter Weapons School Top Gun F-14A Tomcat vs A-4M Skyhawk 2 in 1 Plastic Model Kit

Product Code: IT1422
$49.99

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The American supersonic twin-engine Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the icon of the U.S. Navy fighter squadrons during the ‰Û÷80s and ‰Û÷90s. it was characterized by the adoption of the variable-sweep wing, the twin-tail and the tandem two-seat cabin. The ‰ÛÏTomcat‰۝ provided an impressive operational performance. Thanks to its two General Electric Afterburning turbofans it was able to reach the max speed of Mach 2.34. It was armed with a 20 mm M61 Vulcan rotating gun and it could use, in addition to the more conventional AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow, the AIM-54 Phoenix radar-guided long-range missiles. The best pilots of the U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons took part in combat training courses at the famous Fighter Weapon School better known as "Top Gun". The F-14 pilots could improve their combat skills and capability on the F-14 confronting against A-4 Skyhawk and F-5 Tiger II used by the school to simulate the flying characteristics of the Soviet Mig.